The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) recently released its three-year Women in Rail strategy aimed at increasing female participation in the industry to help ensure its long-term sustainability.
ARA CEO and our Speaker Bureau member, Caroline Wilkie, said while the industry has seen recent improvements in gender diversity, there is more work to do to attract, retain and develop women in rail.
“The ARA’s Women in Rail Strategy aims to support the continued increase in female representation in the industry. With a strong $154 billion pipeline of investment over the next 15 years, this is more important than ever to ensure a sustainable future for rail,” Ms Wilkie said.
National Women in Transport welcomes the Women in Rail Strategy that outlines several initiatives from 2023 – 2026 based on the following four areas:
- Industry Knowledge: Measure success and understand the issues
- Organisation Impact: Encourage inclusive and respectful workplaces
- Professional Development: Grow capacity and capability of women in rail
- Promote Rail to Women: Increase female participation in rail